Authorities Thursday identified a man and a teenage boy who were fatally shot in Azusa during a confrontation that left another man wounded.
The shootings occurred about 10:15 p.m. Tuesday near the 600 block of East Sixth Street, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Mario Ramirez, 28, and Daniel Zeledon, 15, both of Azusa, died at the scene, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office. The other wounded man was taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. His name has not been released.
A preliminary investigation determined that Ramirez and the other man had targeted Zeledon, wounding the teen at least once in the upper body, sheriff’s Deputy Marvin Crowder said.
The men then ran from the location and were struck by gunfire by an unknown shooter, Crowder said. Two weapons were recovered at the scene. A detailed description of the shooter was not immediately available. Authorities have not disclosed a motive.
The shootings occurred near Charles H. Lee Elementary School and less than one mile from Azusa Pacific University.
Tuesday’s incident marked the second deadly shooting in the area in the past seven weeks. On Nov. 21, 2018, a man was fatally shot in the 600 block of North Rockvale Avenue. Authorities located the victim in an apartment complex near the front door of a second-floor apartment.
Anyone with information about Tuesday’s shootings was urged to call the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500 or Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
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